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Mission Trips

Join the more than 500,000 participants serving people in need and transforming lives and communities.

Group Mission Trips creates short-term domestic and international mission trips for youth groups. Each year, over 15,000 participants serve through our home repair, community service, and international mission trips.

When you volunteer with Group Mission Trips, you have the opportunity to engage in meaningful service projects that have a lasting impact on residents and communities around the world. From organized service projects to a Jesus-centered program that sparks deep conversations and daily devotions, our mission trips are designed to help youth and adults grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Our short-term mission trips range from 7-10 days and are perfect for high school students, teens, youth groups, and adults. Our mission trip locations span across North America, South America, Central America, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Whether you’re looking for a summer mission trip, or a custom trip, we offer affordable year-round mission trips for any-sized group.

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Short-Term Missions.

Long-Term Impact.

Group Mission Trips creates the perfect environment for youth and adults to build relationships and make a long-term impact while serving on short-term mission trips across the world.

“I attended workcamps as a youth and now all these years later my son gets to attend. I couldn't be happier with Group Mission Trips and the safe environment and Christ filled programming.”

Ann Hardwood

Workcamp Attendee

“Been on Group Mission Trips for about 15 years! It is a tremendous program and gets kids (and adults!) to participate actively in the expansion of God's Kingdom. The leadership, administration, and staff have been wonderful for each experience. My youth group (as well as myself) have been blessed continually throughout the years!”

Alvin Yoo

Workcamp Participant

“I LOVE GMT!! While this program is designed to provide opportunities for our Youth to grow their relationship with Christ, to Serve others and be the Hands & Feet of Jesus...Trust me when I tell you that the adults can experience the same.”

Jeff Godfrey

Workcamp Participant

“I attended workcamps as a youth and now all these years later my son gets to attend. I couldn't be happier with Group Mission Trips and the safe environment and Christ filled programming.”

Ann Hardwood

Workcamp Attendee

“Been on Group Mission Trips for about 15 years! It is a tremendous program and gets kids (and adults!) to participate actively in the expansion of God's Kingdom. The leadership, administration, and staff have been wonderful for each experience. My youth group (as well as myself) have been blessed continually throughout the years!”

Alvin Yoo

Workcamp Participant

“I LOVE GMT!! While this program is designed to provide opportunities for our Youth to grow their relationship with Christ, to Serve others and be the Hands & Feet of Jesus...Trust me when I tell you that the adults can experience the same.”

Jeff Godfrey

Workcamp Participant

What is a mission trip?

Mission trips are domestic and international volunteer opportunities centered on serving residents and communities in need through sustainable service projects. Beyond the service projects, mission trips are powerful experiences to:

Build character
Develop leadership skills
Grow in faith and relationship with Jesus
Earn community service hours
Focus on others’ needs
Invest in the next generation
Build authentic relationships
Disrupt the busyness of everyday life

You will experience the transformation that happens on our short-term mission trips when you serve communities across the world and put your faith in action.

Why Group Mission Trips?

Since Group Mission Trips’ beginning in 1990, more than 500,000 mission trip participants have racked up more than 15 million volunteer hours serving people in need. Thousands of lives and communities have been impacted and transformed through our domestic and international mission trips. Group Mission Trips creates the perfect environment for youth and adults to build relationships and make a long-term impact while serving on short-term mission trips across the world.

Organization

Organization

Our team organizes your service projects and the details of your mission trip experience so you don’t have to. Stress-free and hassle-free is the way it should be.

Safety

Safety

Safety is our number one priority, as we're sure it is yours. We require all staff and adult volunteers to have background checks, limit the adult to student ratios, and many more on our list of safety procedures that can be found in our FAQ sections.

Support

Support

You're not alone in the planning process. In fact, our all-star mission trip advisors will help you with all the details to plan your next mission trip and provide personalized communication and details specific to your mission trip.

Sustainable Partnerships

Sustainable Partnerships

We believe the best way to serve on a mission trip is to partner with local ministries, organizations, and individuals already embedded in each community. We come alongside their ministries and provide support for their sustainable year-round programs.

Staff

Staff

When you go on a mission trip with Group Mission Trips, you’ll have a trained staff who will be your liaison and coordinators of all details while you're serving.

Customization

Customization

Have a specific need? We're always happy to customize mission trips for you and your group. We understand each group has specific needs, and our mission trips advisors are here to help accommodate you.

Organization

Organization

Our team organizes your service projects and the details of your mission trip experience so you don’t have to. Stress-free and hassle-free is the way it should be.

Safety

Safety

Safety is our number one priority, as we're sure it is yours. Our team stays up to date with all travel advisories and the latest international news to ensure all safety measures are taken.

Support

Support

You're not alone in the planning process. In fact, our all-star mission trip advisors will help you with all the details to plan your next mission trip and provide personalized communication and details specific to your mission trip.

Sustainable Partnerships

Sustainable Partnerships

We believe the best way to serve on a mission trip is to partner with local ministries, organizations, and individuals already embedded in each community. We come alongside their ministries and provide support for their sustainable year-round programs.

Staff

Staff

When you go on a mission trip with Group Mission Trips, you’ll have a designated trip leader with your group who will be your liaison and coordinator of all details while you're serving.

Customization

Customization

Don't see a date that works for you? We're always happy to customize mission trips for you and your group. We've customized trips for individuals, families, school groups, sports teams, dance teams, companies, youth groups, and more.

Choose Your Best

Mission Trip Experience.

Group Mission Trips partners with long-term ministries rooted in the countries we serve to provide meaningful support for their year-round programs. When you go on a mission trip with GMT, you’ll come alongside our partners’ ongoing efforts and provide support and encouragement through practical service projects.

Group Mission Trips offers a variety of service projects in each mission trip location. From home repair and construction projects to domestic and international community development projects, there are many opportunities to connect your interests with needs across the world.

Home Repair

Serve elderly, disabled, veteran, and low-income families through home repair and construction projects

Project examples: Home repairs, wheelchair ramp construction, porch and deck repairs

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Week of Hope
Community Service

Engage in meaningful community service projects alongside strong local ministries and nonprofit organizations

Project examples: Volunteering at local food kitchen, assisted living facilities, nonprofits, and community centers

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International
Home Repair & Community Service

A combination of community service projects and cultural exploration alongside our ministry partners

Project examples: Minor home repairs, teaching English, volunteering at a orphanage, homeless outreach, and more

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MISSION TRIP LOCATIONS

Mission trips are domestic and international volunteer opportunities centered on serving residents and communities in need through sustainable service projects. Beyond the service projects, mission trips are powerful experiences to:

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Have Questions?

Bri, our Customer Care Advisor, can answer any questions you have about serving on a Mission Trip.

Bri

FAQS & Covid INFORMATION

What about COVID-19 safety precautions?

Our goal is do our best to ensure the safety of participants, local partners, and members of the communities we serve. We are in contact with our partners in each community and working to make sure we provide the safest environment and follow all local guidelines when it comes time for your trip. As we get more specific details and plans, we will be sure to share them with you and your group. In the meantime, you may refer to this list of precautions we are currently evaluating: COVID-19 Precautions

Who can participate?

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. We require 1 adult (18 years or older) for every 5 youth (17 years or younger). Contact us at 1-844-258-9616 for more location-specific age requirements. 

Is airfare from North America included in the international mission trip price?

Prices do not include airfare from North America.

What is your policy on deposits, payments, and cancellations?

To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100/person deposit is due when you register. 

Payments can be made:

  • Online
  • By Phone: 1-844-258-9616
  • By Mail:
    Group Mission Trips
    1001-A E Harmony Rd
    #459
    Fort Collins, CO 80525

Cancellations: Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Are all meals included in the cost?

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

What types of meals are served?

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

How strenuous are the activities and service?

While some mission trips are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

Are tips included in the cost?

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

Are the trips safe?

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Our mission trip advisors are glad to answer further safety questions.

Can you put together a custom trip for my group?

Our international trips are available year-round and can be customized specifically to your group’s needs. We have a trip advisor ready to speak with you,  please call 1-844-258-9616, or chat with us now online to book your next life-changing international mission trip.

For an expanded list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our FAQ Page for details about each experience we offer.